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British pronunciation/liːd/
American pronunciation/liːd/
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to go in front of or beside someone or something in order to show them the way or to make them go in a particular direction

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1.1

to make a process begin

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The scientist's discoveries led to advancements in medicine.
The renovation project was primarily led by skilled contractors.
The captain's strong leadership skills led the team to overcome obstacles.
1.2

to play before everyone else

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The player with the highest card led the round.
The experienced player led with a calculated move to gain an advantage.
It's your chance to lead the next round.
1.3

to use a particular card as one's first card in a game

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He led with a wild card, surprising everyone at the table.
She led with a low card to deceive her opponents.
He decided to lead with his strongest card.
She decided to lead with a trump card to assert dominance in the game.
She led the game by playing a high-ranking card.
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to be the cause of something

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2.1

to be someone's reason for doing or thinking something

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The search for truth led him to question his beliefs.
A series of unfortunate events led him to reconsider his life choices.
His passion for helping others led him to pursue a career in social work.
A longing for independence led her to move to a new city.
The need for financial stability led her to accept a job offer.
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to be the leader or in charge of something

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to perform as the principal musician in a group of musicians

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to have the advantage over other participants in a competition such as a race, match, or game

3.3

to excel and stand out, surpassing all others in a particular field or activity

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to go to a specific place or in a certain direction

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to join or connect two particular things or places together

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to experience a particular kind of life

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restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

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an actor who plays the main role in a play or movie

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a role or position of guiding or influencing others by setting an example or taking the initiative

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an advantage held by a competitor in a race

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(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

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evidence pointing to a possible solution

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the introductory section of a story

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the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

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the first card played by a player at the beginning of a trick, which sets the suit for that trick and determines the order in which other players must play their cards

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a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

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thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

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the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

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a news story of major importance

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an indication of potential opportunity

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(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

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British pronunciation/lɛd/
American pronunciation/led/
01

a heavy soft metal, used in making bullets, in plumbing and roofing, especially in the past

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the object inside a pencil that makes a mark when moved on paper

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The teacher led the students to the classroom.
Dad led the family on a hike in the forest.
The tour guide led us through the museum.
The tour guide will lead us through the historic landmarks of the city.
Please follow me, and I'll lead you to the conference room.
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